Search for Warmth: Works by Tomo Mori


Porter Advisory is pleased to present Search for Warmth, a solo exhibition by Tomo Mori. This exhibition will be on view from November 9, 2017 through April 13, 2018 at The Yard: City Hall Park, 116 Nassau Street, NYC. An opening reception with the artist will be held Thursday, November 9 from 5:30 - 8 PM.

Tomo Mori’s work explores her experiences and challenges as a woman and as an immigrant. With feelings of voiceless imperfection she sorts through broken pieces of canvas to create transformative works of art with detailed craftsmanship. She utilizes the imperfection of broken shapes to create mosaic-like collage works that contain a liveliness of movement all their own, the details of which you can see in The Wheel.

In her most recent work, Kimono Soul, she chooses ropes for their ancient and universal quality as the material to represent human connection. Each rope is made by hand with old clothes and donated t-shirts to create a garment with a long history of family tradition representing a woman’s soul.

Search for Warmth is made complete by linking the exhibition through a series of small sculptures entitled Our Little People (above). The series, inspired by images of a toddler hiding under a blanket, gives shelter from the dysfunctional adult world and a sense of warmth and safety to each viewer who peeks inside.

For more about Tomo Mori, click here.

November 9, 2017 - April 13, 2018